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How to handle lots of spam sign ups?

Pirate Praveen
Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 160

I think we should stop new sign ups at least temporarily. Also see https://git.fosscommunity.in/community/poddery.com/issues/32

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen started a proposal May 19th, 2019 16:30

Stop new sign ups temporarily Closed 9:31pm - Wednesday 22 May 2019

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen May 23rd, 2019 12:13

We can stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out ways to stop spammers in the meantime.

I think we need to stop new sign ups temporarily and figure out a way to stop spam sign ups permanently.

Results
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Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
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-47 people have voted (-1600%)
Anish Sheela

Anish Sheela
Agree
May 19th, 2019 16:34

Yes. Have to handle spam. Else it will affect real users too.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
May 19th, 2019 16:37

Juan Santiago

Juan Santiago
Agree
May 19th, 2019 18:51

ok, this must be sustainable

Bady

Bady May 28th, 2019 19:08

i think we could try setting captcha image_style to almost_invisible? we've already set distortion as high.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen June 8th, 2019 13:17

Diaspora HQ suggested disabling http 1.0 stopped spam sign ups, we could try that.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen June 11th, 2019 12:44

After http 1.0 was disabled, the spam sign ups have stopped for now. We will have to now think about cleaning up existing spam accounts.